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Best Bars to Watch the Chicago Bears

Written by  Dan Wilcox

Finding the Best Bars to Watch the Chicago Bears

Football season has finally returned and after some stellar off-season moves, fans are in search of the best bars to watch the Chicago Bears. Chicago has a rich sports history and an exceptionally strong fan base that supports it. Whether you are tailgating at Soldier Field or miles away in a suburban community, football games have become daylong celebrations. Chicago has a wide variety of establishments that could be dubbed “Bears Bars,” and they can be as diverse as the Windy City itself. Regardless of what environment you are looking for, Chicago offers the perfect place for you to enjoy the Bears game.

Bar Where It Feels like You’re There

If you are looking for a place that closely reflects an “at-the-game” environment, your first stop is Public House in River North. Enjoy 300 square feet of TV space and score a table to experience pour-it-yourself table taps. Cheering and heckling isn’t uncommon, as this bar becomes packed with fans.

Bar with Parking

If your main concern is finding a place to park, but you don’t want to skimp on the excitement, try Cactus Bar & Grill. They offer free parking and even a free shuttle right to Soldier Field. This bar is equipped with ten 42-inch plasma TVs and two 10-foot projection screens so you won't miss a play.

Bar That Gets Creative

The Fifty/50, situated on the edge of Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village, may not be close to Soldier Field, but it doesn’t lack in fun. When the Bears battled the rival Packers last year the bar passed out “Green Bay Sucks” t-shirts and made a gigantic fire-breathing Bears cake —

yes, real fire! At the Fifty/50, the drinks settle into a more reasonable price range and environment is sure to excite any fan.

Bar Where You Might Meet a Player

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, in Streeterville, has served the likes of Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould, Chris Williams, Patrick Mannelly, Ruben Brown, Greg Olsen, Brian Iwuh, and Desmond Clark. These former and current players have been known to stop in for a post-game drink, so maybe you’d like to do the same? Staying for the game isn’t a bad idea either, since this bar has 60-in flat screens.

No matter which bar you choose to watch the Bears play, you are certainly in for an exciting and entertaining time. So throw on your jersey and enjoy the Bears wherever is best for you, and smile knowing that you don’t have to battle late-season, sub-zero temperatures in Chicago. Whatever sporting event you love in the Windy City, turn to Concierge Preferred for the best tips on game day fun any time of year.